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Welcome to Diana 'The Doc' Thomas' official Blog ... A radio interviewer once referred to Diana as being a 'Celebrity Drag Racing Authority & Visionary'... Diana has indeed filled the shoes (or fire boots) as truly being America's foremost 'Celebrity Drag Racing Authority & Visionary'... Diana is known for being somewhat controversial at times... She writes the truth... Diana tells it like it is about drag racing and other topical issues-- You've seen Diana 'The Doc' Thomas on our DVDs, with Bret Kepner on ESPN, and in all the major media... Don't miss your opportunity to read her daily blog right here at DRAG RACING UNDERGROUND... Diana's blog gives you a daily dose of truth and reality with heart... Diana's unique and refreshing perspective is unlike anything else on the drag racing web... We strongly recommend that you bookmark this page now... Be sure you check in daily to experience & enjoy Diana's unique insight, worldly wisdom and perspective...

Break the conventional chains which bind you to the belief that the only things in this world that exist are those we're able to touch and see in daylight. Ever heard of quantum physics?- Many credible physicists and scientists from the world's most prestigious of learning institutions now believe that parallel universes exist all around us-- We are likely surrounded by spectacular space, time, energy, and matter anomalies that boggle the brain, proving that what was once thought to be fantasy and fiction, can now be believed as truth and fathomable fact... We offer you a slice of hard science, combined with sporadic sprinklings of paranormal phenomena, as we here at Drag Racing Underground, proudly present to you...TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER...Step out of the narrow-minded mist that encircles those who wear their stagnate skepticism like an outdated peach-colored leisure suit, and allow yourself the freedom to follow the adventures of drag racing's infinite and most indestructible spirit of the afterlife... Pull up a chair, toss your inhibitions aside, and ride along with one Sebastian Conrad, strong spirited eternal speed freak extraordinaire. 


Last week's episode told of how our favorite metaphysical/afterlife drag racing dream team were together for New Year's Eve at their Heavenly Drag Racing Association sanctioned residence/racing compound. As they tend to do every year, our entire crew announced their individual New Year's resolutions. Peter The Parrot's resolution was to become more organized, and do a better job of keeping the shop clean. Fred The Wrench proclaimed he'll spend more time reading the telepathic technical bulletins that come in from the Heavenly Drag Racing Association's Mechanical Educational Bureau, so he'd stay up-to-date on tuning and mechanical stuff, and better prepared for when tuning against the darkside forces that the team competes against on the drag strip. Maria's resolution was to explore more in the way of heavenly mysticism, channeling, alchemy, psychic ability, clairvoyance, and all the sort of metaphysical skills that come in handy when the crew find themselves in a fix. Sebastian's resolution was basically the same as it's been for the last few years, to dedicate at least an hour a day, when he has the spare time, to sharpening his reaction time skills with his practice tree. Our somewhat sophisticated and distinguished lamby, gentlemanly leader, Larry Lamb, proclaimed he wished to dedicate more time in the New Year to building up his expertise in the game of chess (Chess is Larry Lamb's favorite board game to play while snacking on his favorite treat, Lorna Doone shortbread cookies dunked in Maria's specially brewed celestial tea concoction)...

It's now New Year's Day at the gang's spacious compound, and nobody has a hangover, because in the heavenly drag racing afterlife, there are strict metaphysically enforced mandates as per the Heavenly Drag Racing Association, that do not permit the excessive abuse of alcoholic beverages, or so-called "recreational drugs". While some readers will certainly recall when Fred The Wrench once had a bit of a "drinking problem", he's since been reformed to be a more responsible and sober spirit. That said, it's also worth noting that being part of the heavenly drag racing afterlife, provides its participants with an indescribable 'natural high', that comes with being a high-performance paranormal do-gooder. Sure, our crew occasionally experience emotional struggles and bouts with less than favorable feelings, it's not always a "picture perfect" afterlife existence, but for the most part, it's more enjoyable than what we have come to experience in our day-to-day "mortal world". Our crew's rivals, those who serve the Darkside Drag Racing Association's branch of the drag racing afterlife, play by a far different set of rules and standards. They usually feed off negative energy, and darker shades of sorcery and wanton witchcraft. It's a tough battle at times for our trusty crew, fighting the forces of evil in the drag racing afterlife. Regular readers of this series are well aware of all the unwavering effort and sacrifice that our do-gooders put themselves through in the name of defending supernatural hot-rodding justice...

Anyways, we now take you back to conversation between our crew, as they congregate in the shop on this first day of the New Year... "So what's our first assignment for the New Year, boss?" inquires Fred The Wrench to Larry Lamb, "I'm really itching to get back out to the drags, and tuning cars, and all that kind of stuff."... "Yes," replies Larry Lamb, "I do recognize you wanting to get back to the drag strip, Fred. I know you get restless when you're not getting your hands dirty working on our race cars."... "I admit that I'm feeling a little restless too." adds Sebastian, "I want to get back in the cockpit, and driving again. All the holiday, off-season time is okay, but there's nothing else quite like competing against the dastardly darkside drivers and putting 'em on the trailer."... "Yes, yes." comes back Larry Lamb, "I'm sure the Heavenly Drag Racing Association has a mission for us to embark on."... "I'm also longing for getting back to racing," says Maria, "I'm so grateful that last year I was able to finally get a chance to drive, even though I know that Sebastian is still our number one shoe, I do hope that I'll get another shot at the wheel this year. Until then, I'm still excited with my role as official back-up girl. I love picking out creative outfits to wear at the track."... Larry Lamb abruptly interjects  "Well, gang, it looks like there's something coming over the telepathic communications multi-dimensional screen right now,  directly from the Heavenly Drag Racing Association headquarters, and it looks like it's our very first mission of the New Year."... All of a sudden, as Larry Lamb reads the mission to himself, our usually calm, cool and collected leader's woolly jaw drops, and he appears downright aghast by what he sees!!!... "WHAT THE HECK IS THE MATTER, BOSS?!?" squawks a concerned Peter The Parrot "WHAT IS IT?!? YOU LOOK LIKE YOU'RE IN A STATE OF SHOCK!!!! WHAT'S OUR FIRST ASSIGNMENT OF THE NEW YEAR?!? WHAT IS IT?!?! TELL US, BOSS!!!!"...

 

Yes, my dear friends, this is the mysterious mind-bending-hereafter rebirth, and puzzling parallel universe relocation of the bewildering being, energy, and entity we call THE PHANTOM RACER...  Evidently, our heavenly, do-gooder crew is collectively itching to get back to the drag strip, and back to combating and competing against the darkside forces of the drag racing afterlife. Our leader Larry Lamb has received the first mission of the New Year from the superiors of the Heavenly Drag Racing Association, he's read the assignment, but hasn't shared it with the rest of the group yet, and it seems that even for our usual calm, cool, and collected Larry Lamb, there's something about this particular mission he's read, that has him looking downright aghast!!! WHAT COULD THE MISSION ENTAIL TO MAKE EVEN LARRY LAMB LOOK COMPLETELY SPOOKED?!?!  AND HOW'S THE REST OF THE CREW GOING TO REACT WHEN THEY LEARN OF THE MISSION?!? WHAT IS THE MISSION?!?!  WE'RE WAITING WITH BATED BREATH TO HEAR LARRY SAY WHAT IT IS!!! WHAT THE HECK IS GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT?!?!?... What's in store for our drag racing paranormal dream team as they continue to embark on unpredictable drag racing adventures throughout the parallel universes??... Can they all hold it together and successfully champion the powers of good??... Or will they fall victim to evil entities they cannot control???... These are just a few of the mind-twisting questions to be answered in future action-packed episodes of TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER!!... There's more paranormal mystical and maniacal drag race mayhem coming your way!!... You definitely do not want to miss it...

Stay tuned next Wednesday for a new chapter of the serial paranormal drama series we call TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER... Be sure that YOU follow the story of Sebastian Conrad... Bookmark this page and BE HERE every Wednesday!!... You can read prior episodes of TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER by simply clicking on the 'DOC'S BLOG' link that's conveniently located atop this page, and then scrolling to her Wednesday blog installments (because this series is published here each and every Wednesday). All characters appearing in this series are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead is purely coincidental. TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER story and imagery are copyright 2018 DRAG RACING UNDERGROUND.


We're driving into what's hopefully going to be a safe and sane new year for all. 2017 was arguably one of the most volatile years in recent U.S. history (at least since 1968). We saw the "alt right" movement run over and savagely kill a woman demonstrating against racism in Virginia. We saw one of the two major national political parties get behind and finance a candidate who's a credibly charged sexually twisted creep in Alabama. We saw more mass shootings to make our skin crawl. We witnessed a nation strongly divided on several different important issues. 2017 was a year that just wasn't our nation at its best. I sincerely do hope that peace and goodwill for one and all can take the forefront as we accelerate into the year 2018. Below is one of my fave photo shots by one of my fave veteran drag racing photographers, John McCartney, of Old Bridge Township Raceway Park fame. It's yours truly in the cockpit of the Speed World Super/Gas doorslammer. The photo was used on the Drag Racing Underground album... I want to think that I'm seated at the wheel of this new year, and I'm going to drive us into a realm of stable, decent, civil, humane thought and noble ambition-- Let's all drive into 2018 with a non-bigoted, rational mindset that will be considerate of all good Americans, and not make our nation look ignorant and cockeyed on the world stage -- Let's drive into 2018 with a clear picture of fairness for our fellow man, and a collective hope for a future of peace, good health and prosperity... Let's please all make 2018 a year we can be genuinely proud of...

 

 


BEST WISHES TO ONE AND ALL FOR A HAPPY NEW YEAR...

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I want to take this opportunity to wish all my readers a happy and healthy new year. It's no secret that 2017 was a year full of bumps, bruises and somewhat scary uncertainty. I do hope that during 2018 we and the rest of the world can get our act together a little better... One positive note is that I've been receiving a lot of emails claiming that my women readers believe that the "cyber bullying" against them by bigots on the drag racing internet has been in decline since we've been running our Sunday anti-cyberbullying campaign featuring blowhard Marvin. I'm pretty thankful that we've been able to make a difference in the amount of cyber-bullying on the drag racing internet, and have helped make it an environment where women and young people feel more safe and secure. That's quite a blessing in my opinion... Anyways, lets' all do our part to make 2018 a year that we can be proud of... Let's be our best so as to set a good example for the youngins... Let's do our best to make 2018 a year that counts for making a better world!!... I believe we can make it happen...

 

 


Today is the special NEW YEAR'S EVE return of the "SUNDAY FUNNIES" feature here on the blog, though admittedly, the way in which blowhard Marvin conducts himself in life, and especially on the drag racing internet, the situation isn't necessarily that, ahem, funny at all-- As a matter of fact, Marvin's brand of belligerent behavior often has negative consequences for the collective drag racing scene... Marvin aggressively seeks out internet postings by women and young folk who he deems to be 'pesky' (because they don't fit in to his preferred ornery oriented demographic), and tries desperately to pick apart and dissect each and every single word they typed, often claiming the facts are wrong, even if he knows that they are really right-- Anything to create a confrontation laced with lewd language and 'f bombs' is merry sport for Marvin (using 'f bombs' sure makes Marvin feel more 'macho' and more like he's a 'big man')... When dorks like Marvin get behind their computer keyboard, and just type negativity with their fingers, it never results in anything positive for the drag racing community, because we don't need the blowhard brand of 'debby-downer' dingbat dissent that fools like Marvin dispense 24/7 on the internet. I do hope that some will take this lesson to heart, because it's a lesson that needs to be learned by those who constantly pollute the drag racing internet with endless oodles of mindless nagging negativity. Let's get smart in 2017. Let's work together to help make the drag racing internet a 'family friendly' place where more people can enjoy it and be enriched and enlightened by it. Let's put an end to Marvin's brand of blowhard bullying...

 

 

Marvin is a mess! The problem of blowhard bullies like him on the drag racing internet needs to be addressed!


APOLOGIES TO OUR READERS...

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We apologize for no blog today... Rather important and pressing Big Stick related music business abruptly came up (from overseas), and there was too short notice to get Stephanie or someone else to substitute (especially with the holiday thing going on)... We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our loyal readership...


Believe it or not, the month of December is finally upon us, and quite frankly, we're in the thick tail-end of it now... Therefore, it's once again worth bringing to everyone's attention, that we here at Drag Racing Underground have officially proclaimed December as being  "DOORSLAMMER APPRECIATION MONTH"... It's no secret that the Dragsters and Funny Cars get a heck of a lot of starstruck attention in the sport of drag racing. However, those of us who are really in the know, often refer to the door cars as the "silent majority" among the novice fan population -- You see, the truth is, there really are droves more cars with doors competing on the drag strips of the world, than there are floppers and diggers. It is the doorslammers that make up the backbone of straightline accelerating racing -- There's the street cars, bracket cars, stock & super stockers, comp cars, top sportsman, pro stockers, pro mods, and many other different variations of classes that feature vehicles with working doors. So this December, let's not overlook the doorslammer racers and cars who fill up the pits and storm down the strip. We sincerely honor and salute the wide array of race machinery with doors and those racers and teams who vigorously campaign them.

 

 

Veteran doorslammer dignitary Greg Anderson and his Summit Racing Equipment Pro Stock Chevy Camaro.


Break the conventional chains which bind you to the belief that the only things in this world that exist are those we're able to touch and see in daylight. Ever heard of quantum physics?- Many credible physicists and scientists from the world's most prestigious of learning institutions now believe that parallel universes exist all around us-- We are likely surrounded by spectacular space, time, energy, and matter anomalies that boggle the brain, proving that what was once thought to be fantasy and fiction, can now be believed as truth and fathomable fact... We offer you a slice of hard science, combined with sporadic sprinklings of paranormal phenomena, as we here at Drag Racing Underground, proudly present to you...TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER...Step out of the narrow-minded mist that encircles those who wear their stagnate skepticism like an outdated peach-colored leisure suit, and allow yourself the freedom to follow the adventures of drag racing's infinite and most indestructible spirit of the afterlife... Pull up a chair, toss your inhibitions aside, and ride along with one Sebastian Conrad, strong spirited eternal speed freak extraordinaire. 


Last week's episode told of how our favorite metaphysical/afterlife drag racing dream team were together for Christmas at their Heavenly Drag Racing Association sanctioned residence/racing compound. Fred The Wrench was saved from traumatic, emotional distress by Maria, when she came up with an ancient Mesopotamian metaphysical chant, to turn a frumpy, overly-anxious, fearful Fred, into a delicate, relaxed, peace-of-mind, blessed butterfly, by freeing him of an agonizing childhood memory, a memory of when on one Christmas morning, his father, who was also a mechanic, discovered that his son, Fred, lost his favorite pair of pliers, and then as punishment, he took a young Fred's one and only Christmas present, a 'Visible V8' model kit, and threw it into the blazing family fireplace -- a horrible experience that Fred was never really able to emotionally shake free of until the recent Christmas butterfly metamorphosis was performed by Maria... After the metamorphosis successfully cleansed Fred of his childhood Christmas trauma, Maria then went on to deliver another ancient Mesopotamian chant, that successfully transferred Fred back to his old human bodily-formed self. With Fred now free of his childhood induced, mentally debilitating pain, our crew went on to have a festive, glorious Christmas celebration together. Leader Larry Lamb put on his Bing Crosby Christmas records on the crew's vintage Zenith console stereo (Bing Crosby is Larry's favorite classic crooner, due to his smooth style and vocal delivery), and everyone also exchanged modest Christmas presents among themselves, and enjoyed wholesome seasonal merriment...

Some days have past since Christmas, and our gang are casually hanging out in the hot rod shop... "So," says Larry Lamb "Another year is soon coming to a close, and a new year is fast approaching, it is time, in the name of positive self improvement, a thing that we should always strive for, that we all make a commitment to making our New Year's resolutions."... "Uh, okay, boss." squawks Peter The Parrot "I'll go first. Um, my New Year's resolution is to try to become more organized. As Fred's assistant, I think I could do a better job of keeping the shop more clean, and making sure everything is in its proper place and easily accessible."... "That's sounds like a dandy resolution, Peter." replies Larry, "It's also a sound idea to improve the organization of the shop, for when we get called for an emergency assignment, and we don't have time much to search for all the necessary items needed to complete the mission."... "I guess I'll make my New Year's resolution" blurts Fred The Wrench, "I think I'll spend more time reading the telepathic technical bulletins that come in from the Heavenly Drag Racing Association's mechanical educational bureau. There's always new tips on tuning and mechanical stuff in those bulletins, and even though I ain't much of a reading sort of guy, I really should make an effort to keep on top of that stuff, so we're better prepared when facing the darkside forces of the drag racing afterlife on the drag strip."... "Bravo!"  exclaims Larry Lamb, "I'm very proud of you, Fred, for your admirable resolution."...

"For the new year," chimes in Maria, "I'm going to explore more in the way of heavenly generated mysticism, channeling, alchemy, psychic ability, numerology, clairvoyance, subconscious regeneration, ESP, you know, all the sort of skills that come in handy when we're in a fix."... "Wow," replies Larry Lamb, that's quite a list of supernatural skill sets, but you're right, Maria. So often in our work, it's not just the nuts and bolts drag racing that counts, we also need those kind of metaphysical advantages that you seem to have such a knack for."... "I'll say," adds Fred The Wrench, "If it wasn't for Maria's ability to perform her ancient Mesopotamian metaphysical chants, I would have been plagued with my Christmas childhood anxiety for all eternity. She's a godsend in my opinion."... "So, what about you, Sebastian?" inquires Larry Lamb, "What's YOUR resolution for the new year?"... "The same thing it's been for the last few years, chief," respectfully responds Sebastian, "I'm going to dedicate at least an hour a day, when I have the time, to sharpening my reaction time skills with my practice tree, I'd still like to shave a little more off my reaction times, that's always a plus when I'm facing some of the slicker shoes from the darkside of the drag racing afterlife."... "Yes, that's true, Sebastian." concurs Larry Lamb, "while you're certainly no slouch on the tree, it can't hurt to try to even be a little quicker off the bulbs."...

"What about YOU, boss??" squawks Peter The Parrot to leader Larry Lamb "Don't YOU have a New Year's resolution??"... "Well," replies Larry, "Actually, I do, though it's not really drag racing related. What I'd like to do for the new year is spend more time building my expertise in the game of chess."... "Chess??" blurts out Fred The Wrench, "I'm more of a checkers kind of guy."... "Yes, I know, Fred." says Larry Lamb, "and there's nothing wrong with playing a fun game of checkers, however, when I was knee high to a grasshopper, during my mortal childhood in merry ole' England, I played chess with a sense of noble chivalry, especially among my peers at our distinguished school of intellectually gifted child lambs, yes, I was quite a stellar and formidable lamby lad on the chess board."... Fred The Wrench rolls his eyes a bit... "I saw that, Fred." snaps Larry Lamb... "Uh, I'm sorry, boss." replies Fred, "It's just I guess I ain'ts nearly as sophisticated as you are. And to be honest, I sometimes wonder how an uppity spirit like you ever got interested in this low-brow drag racing stuff??"... Well, first of all" says Larry, "I do appreciate your honesty, I respect that. As far as how such an 'uppity spirit' as you referred to me, became interested in what's often perceived as a low-brow motorsport activity goes, I was once grazing with my other 'uppity' lamb friends in a scenic green meadow adjacent to Santa Pod Raceway, in my hometown of beautiful Befordshire, England, and I heard the sound of the cars storming down the strip, I hooved it over to the fence on the top-end of the track, and watched in amazement at the accelerating action, and I immediately became hooked for life, and obviously the afterlife as well.'... "Really??" squawked Peter The Parrot... "Yes, indeed," replied Larry Lamb, "I recall saying to my other lamb chums at the time, this drag racing sport is baaaa baaaaa baaaad to the bone!"... All the crew chuckle at their leader Larry Lamb's colorfully clever comment and give each other a warm and harmonious group hug. We hope only the very best for our gearhead gang of the drag racing afterlife for the coming year...

 

Yes, my dear friends, this is the mysterious mind-bending-hereafter rebirth, and puzzling parallel universe relocation of the bewildering being, energy, and entity we call THE PHANTOM RACER...  Well, this was certainly a rather insightful episode. Getting to learn all our crew's New Year's resolution made for compelling and captivating reading. And it was sure a treat the way leader Larry Lamb disclosed how he originally became hooked on the sport of drag racing. His story was both educational and entertaining. It's just dandy how all the gang are having the opportunity to spend some peaceful quality time together at their compound, sharing their thoughts and resolutions... HOWEVER, AS WE ALL KNOW, THE GOOD AND PEACEFUL TIMES DON'T USUALLY LAST VERY LONG 'ROUND THESE PARTS, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE EVIL FORCES OF THE DRAG RACING AFTERLIFE ARE ALWAYS LURKING IN THE SHADOWS!!!! WHERE IS THIS GOING?!?! WHAT THE HECK IS GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT?!?!?... What's in store for our drag racing paranormal dream team as they continue to embark on unpredictable drag racing adventures throughout the parallel universes??... Can they all hold it together and successfully champion the powers of good??... Or will they fall victim to evil entities they cannot control???... These are just a few of the mind-twisting questions to be answered in future action-packed episodes of TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER!!... There's more paranormal mystical and maniacal drag race mayhem coming your way!!... You definitely do not want to miss it...

Stay tuned next Wednesday for a new chapter of the serial paranormal drama series we call TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER... Be sure that YOU follow the story of Sebastian Conrad... Bookmark this page and BE HERE every Wednesday!!... You can read prior episodes of TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER by simply clicking on the 'DOC'S BLOG' link that's conveniently located atop this page, and then scrolling to her Wednesday blog installments (because this series is published here each and every Wednesday). All characters appearing in this series are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead is purely coincidental. TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER story and imagery are copyright 2017 DRAG RACING UNDERGROUND.


Fantastic folklore tells a tale of a parallel universe in deep space, where time-traveling children and Santa Clause, exist together in a state of suspended animation. In this particular case, we see a young child who already dresses themself in helmet, respirator mask and firesuit, telling Santa how desperately they desire to be a "drag racer" for Christmas. Santa stares at the child with his compassionate blue eyes, and cleverly contemplates a celestial strategy to make the child's wish come true on Christmas morning... Warm tidings of "The Day After" Christmas joy to you from me... I sincerely hope that all (or at least some ) of your holiday wishes are coming true... I'd like to personally thank Drag Racing Underground's most reluctant of associates, John Gill, for being generous enough to finally agree after endless requesting and borderline begging, to provide us with, and permit both my assistant Stephanie and I,  the go-ahead to publish his enchanting, paranormal themed illustration on this page today (he's most definitely not an easy one to convince to do anything drag racing related lately, lol)... Anyways... Enjoy this holiday season, appreciating all that is good in your life, and if possible, please do what you can to help someone who may be less fortunate than yourself, to be able to experience the comfort and joy of the season... Oh, and thanks again to an extremely reluctant John Gill for allowing us the privilege to print his radical drag racing themed rendering for our many readers today...

 

 

 

 

 

 


MY CHRISTMAS MESSAGE TO YOU...

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Tidings of Christmas joy to you from yours truly... I sincerely hope that all (or at least some ) of your holiday wishes come true for you on this particular Christmas day... I am very grateful this Christmas for several reason -- of course one of the biggest reasons for me being thankful, is that Big Stick scored an incredible record deal that will now result in the new Big Stick album FINALLY coming out in the Spring of 2018 (and yes, it will be available on vinyl!-- and yes, there will be at least one new song on it of a drag racing related nature!)-- And do keep in mind that you can still download the entire Big Stick music back catalog on iTunes, Spotify, Apple and most of the other popular cyber downloading outlets... I posted a special Christmas photo below of yours truly in the Big Stick recording studio, holding on to one of my cherished motorsport journalism awards... Enjoy this day, appreciating all that is good in your life, and if possible, please do what you can to make someone who may be less fortunate than yourself experience the joy of the season... Please be kind to each other and know the value of the gifts of love and friendship that  we're blessed with-- because those are truly the most important and most valuable gifts that we possess...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


(Today, being Sunday, we'd usually be running our critically acclaimed "The Sunday Funnies That Aren't Necessary That Funny At All' anti-cyber-bullying campaign, featuring blowhard know-it-all, Marvin, however, we decided to bump Marvin this Sunday, and give our sweet and trusty Substitute Stephanie the opportunity to spread some Christmas Eve cheer. The much despised Marvin will most likely return to this page next Sunday.)

Hi! Substitute Stephanie here, as you probably are already well aware, I'm Doc's longtime trusty assistant. I'm the gal who often helps Doc out with this blog, usually with my 'Substitute Stephanie's Snapshot of the Day' feature, while Doc's busy with her Big Stick music stuff, sculpturing and her other artistic pursuits. Today I'm filling in for her, because Doc's busy with some last minute Christmas shopping and her usual seasonal volunteer work for poor and disadvantaged children... Below is my all-time favorite photograph of Doc and me together. I'm standing on the left, Doc's on the right, and for this Christmas Eve blog, we've added some spectacular Santa hats to our standard drag strip wardrobe... Merry Christmas, or merry whatever this season means to you, and may it be an enjoyable and safe holiday for you and your family... And like Doc always tells me 'Try to be thankful for all the good that we have in this world'... Sincerely Yours, Drag Racing Underground's Sweet Blogger Substitute Stephanie!

 

 

That's me Stephanie on the left, and my great leader and friend Doc on the right hamming it up for the holidays